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CNN
Sep 23, 2010 12:00am EDT
are many prisoners in the world. here in the united states, there are 2.5 million. can i request the judiciary here in the united states to show leniency and i would, in fact, seize this opportunity here and ask the judicial body of the united states, judicial leniency, in the case of the 2.5 million prisoners in this country. they have spouses. they have mothers, children, parents. many are young. >> larry: we'll have more with the president of iran right after this. my name is...peggy. callyou have problem?dit. peggy? ok, i've been waiting for fifteen minutes for someone to pick up. you're tenacious like bull. i like. please hold. no, no, no...pe- so pretty. anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover, where you can talk to a real person in less than a minute. you could switch for great gas mileage or seats that flip and fold with one hand. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified l
PBS
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm PDT
threatened sanctions, the government of russia, china, the united states, britain and even in your own country. they say it's no joke. mr. rafsanjani said-- former president-- no joke could hurt iran. iranian business people say this is no joke, it could hurt iran. >> ( translated ): did you take what mr. rafsanjani says seriously? >> rose: i should not take mr. rafsanjani seriously? >> ( translated ): but have you? did you? >> rose: yes. >> ( translated ): very good. which says that there's freedom in iran to say what they want. so, you know, there's no such restrictions on what people can say in iran. i believe in responding to your question that those who resorted to the sanctions really felt that they had no other alternative, are unable to explore other alternatives and despite mr. rafsanjani's statement, the reality on the ground about sanctions does not change. naturally there are people who... with different opinions on the question of sanctions, but in the end of the day, the reality about our nation is that the it believes that sanctions is old-fashioned and a policy that
WHUT
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
look at this country. look at the united states with the numerous problems it has. but we feel we're still ahead of the game in iran. now, we're speaking of sanctions and i am telling you that you must rest assured that these sanctions have been a blessing in disguise because it has forced us to double the rate of our productivity and have no doubt that this is inherent in our spirit. the more enemies we feel we have the more united we become, the harder we work. >> rose: what do you think the purpose of the sanctions is? >> rose: well, i think this question should be asked by those who impose the sanctions. >> rose: but i'm asking you. i'll ask them at a later date. >> ( translated ): i think that those people do not really understand the world. sanctions and resolutions is one entity and what happens on the ground is a totally friend thing at least nine people out of the 15 members, let's say, told us personally that they were pressured, that they do not personally believe in sanctions but that they were pressured. so what's the point? if you feel pressured then what you do is inef
CNN
Sep 22, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, there are many prisoners in the world. here in the united states, there are 2.5 million. can i request the judiciary here in the united states to show leniency and i would, in fact, seize this opportunity here and ask the judicial body of the united states, judicial leniency, in the case of the 2.5 million prisoners in this country. they have spouses. they have mouth mothers. children. parents. many are young. >> larry: we'll have more with the president of iran right after this. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. this site has a should i try priceline instead? >> no it's a sale. nothing beats a sale! wrong move! you. you can save up to half off that sale when you name your own price on priceline. but this one's a deal.
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm PDT
? in the united states, there are many, many americans who still perceive china as an enemy in a very, you know, old fashioned sense of being an enemy. and they think about vietnam and the vietnam era and all of that, uh, and the communist revolution and so on. and maybe in china, as well, the perception of the united states as being the enemy, with all of those years of propaganda that were disseminated. so is there a legacy thing, and is there anything we can do about that? >> i think legacy plays into it, and in particular, it tends to inform our campaigns, and in sometimes unhelpful ways, because a lot of those issues are seized upon in the course of campaigning for presidents for the presidency. and candidates often adopt a harder line during the campaign, and then they're sort of saddled with that when they come into government. we've seen several administrations have to do a little tacking back after they come into office. but yeah, i think the history informs our campaigns, informs the rhetoric as people are running for office, then we're stuck with that challenge of trying to
WHUT
Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. so all these things will happen. there are 100,000 chinese now studying in the united states of america. there's about 0,000 meshes studying in china. you know there are 300 million people learning to speak english? >> rose: 300 million people in china? >> in china. there are people learning to speak chinese also, but small numbers. also growing number, but still rather small. the point is, america really does not understand china well enough. >> rose: we continue this evening with a look at mongolia and a conversation with its prime minister, sukhbaatar batbold. >> this is a good time and especially with given strength and advantages we have like rich mineral resources and strong neighbor... china is a market and opportunity and is emerging market i think with this tree sort of big advantages, mongolia has got a strong possibility to develop and now we have the challenge and especially for my government we have a coalition government and how do we deal with these advantages and also the certain difficulties or challenges which might come from the mineral development, this would
WHUT
Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
societies out of a terrible mess. the united states, i think can be faulted for its view that it's really up to the parties themselves to solve this. i think it's clear, now, that they cannot do this without strong intervention led by the united states, which has played such an active role. even that will not be enough to make lasting peace, as you suggest. there has to be a commitment to peace from the israeli people and palestinian people. at the moment, while they support and want peace, they don't believe it's possible. their support for official peace diplomacy is critical to succeed. >> if they are to support official peace diplomacy, i get the impression that their enthusiasm for that has to start at the grassroots level. to what extent do you see that playing a role in the process? >> i think it's playing a greater role now. i hope it is, because both the palestinian leadership and the israeli leadership have proved themselves quite incapable of making the necessary massive changes. they will do so, however, if there is a strong impulse from their people. it's important to
PBS
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm PDT
that certainly must be taken into account by all series foreign policy planners. the united states, i think, under the obama administration understands much better need to build coalition which was already evident during the bush administration time, but the obama foreign policy said very clearly that it must be multilateral i it must take into account the existence of problems with which the united states with all of its assets. >> rose: does that offer opportunities for the united states and russia to cooperate in ways that it has not before? >> i think it does. and not only for the united states and russia but also for europe because the competition which we now witness in the world, it's an objective fact, you know. the desire to sell more goods, services, high tech products, intellectual products is measurable and the powerhouse of the world is moving to asia and the pacific. this is recognized by all available statistical data. but it's also civilization. the competition enters into the value. the values promoted by the western civilization are not accepted without question by o
FOX News
Sep 14, 2010 3:00pm EDT
biggest cases of our lifetime. >> a great day for the constitution of the united states and individuals being represented here because we know at the end of the day this case is going go to the united states supreme court in one form or another. >> reporter: even the judge agrees with that. he expects no matter how he ends up ruling on the case even when it goes to trial that it will be appealed by whomever loses and ultimately go to the u.s. supreme court. the states arguing this is federalism versus state rights as well as the constitutional rights of individual liberty. >> shepard: that is the argument. how did the government respond to the claims that the portions ever unconstitutional. in the department of justice says they have decades of court precedence. number one, that the u.s. government does have the power to dictate how federal funds are spent. one of the state's arguments is that forcing them to expand medicaid is usurping the state's power not to do so and also as far as an individual choosing not to buy health insurance which is a big part of the affordable care act they
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm PDT
international relations was moscow versus washington. and here in the united states these days, i think a lot of people forget russia even exists. is that one of the reasons that russia is trying to reassert itself internationally, nina? >> i think it certainly is one of the reasons, although i would disagree with you that russia barely exists. i find that uh, in the american news cycle, or news and politics, it actually occupies a much larger position, which is a larger position than i think it should. but as far as russia is concerned, it's not enough. and therefore, russia really tries to be present on the world stage. >> so you really think it shouldn't be as dominant in the media as you see it is. >> i think it's one of the countries now, it's no longer a super-power and the fact that vladimir putin, former president and now uh, prime minister, wants to make it back into what it was before, uh, i think that's the reason, but i don't think the reality really, uh, in russia's present capabilities really should assure that. >> bill, why do you think russia's trying to reassert i
SFGTV2
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuousl
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2010 12:12pm EDT
shot down over the united states. >> let me ask you as the official from the pentagon, when there is a crisis like this, the military as a doomsday scenario already out there. when the first airplane dropped off the transponder, the faa contacted norad. 16's scrambledxteen immediately. the joint military command notified the fbi at 8:55. the airplanes in the air were in newe to stocp anything york. the ones that went up in washington after the pentagon was hit, would they have had the authority automatically to stop the airplanes? does the pentagon react in a moment like this with all the authority it already has? would it have stopped that jetliner from hitting another building in washington? >> you are talking about whether people moving in the frantic turmoil of the crisis like this would not interpret their rules of. 0 engagements00 selling them. .. . it shoots down an airplane full of civilians. -- you are asking if the rules of engagement would allow them to shoot down an airplane full of civilians. >> they would not have the authority without having been given the code to u
WETA
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
chairman of the china united states exchange foundation. it aims to build greater understanding between the world's two largest economies. he is the former chief executive of hong kong, he has a long, close tie with the chinese leadership. he is currently vice chairman of the national committee of the chinese people's political consultant conference, the mainland's top political advisory body. i am very pleased to have him back on this program. welcome. >> thank you, i'm very happy to be back. >> rose: there are many more things i could have said but you are a firm believer that the united states and china have to be vigilant in making sure this crucial relationship maximizes its potential. >> yes. >> rose: and avoids any misunderstanding. >> yes. well, charlie, to start with, you know, obviously i want china to succeed being chinese and being a chinese person. i want the country to succeed, but on the other hand, i lived here for nine years in this country i built a family here, i entered a business here all in new york for seven of the nine years i was here in new york. so i understan
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
united states congress when i say to all of you, thank you. i also want to glate commander hill and the hundreds of bikers who participated in yet another successful legacy run. all told you raised more than $360,000 for families of service members who have fallen in the line in the years following the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001. your efforts serve as a reminder of our shared resolve as a country to never forget 9/11 and keep pace with the heroes that lost their lives that day often in the hopes that others might live. those memories don't fade, and these colors don't run. we honor the sacrifice of our 9/11 heroes today, tomorrow, always. thank you. thank you. thank you for the work you are helping to improve veterans access to the quality health care that they deserve. i was proud to work with the legion last year to stop a severely misguided plan to stop a practice of building service members for combat injuries. insurance companies don't send men and women into combat and our nation does, and our nation should take responsibility for that momentous decision. [applaus
FOX
Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm PDT
message that the united states intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership. from this desk, 7.5 years ago president bush announced the beginning of military operations in iraq. much as changed since that night, a war to disarm a state became a fight against an insurgency. terrorism, and sectarian warfare threatened to tear iraq apart. thousands of americans gave their lives. tens of thousands have been wounded. our relations abroad were strained, our unity at home was tested. there has been one constant amidst these tides, at every turn americas men and women in uniform have served with courage and resolve. as commander in chief i'm incredibly proud of their service. like all americans, i'm awed by their sacrifice and by the sacrifices of their families. the americans who have served in iraq completed every mission they were given. they defeated a regime that had terrorized their people. together with iraqis and coalitions forces that have put their lives in harms way, because of our troops and civilians and because of the resilience of the iraqi people, iraq has the opportunity
PBS
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
obama spoke to be a nation from the oval office this week seven years after the united states invaded iraq. he said the american combat mission has ended and he has kept his promise to the american people. >> this was my pleasure to the american people as a candidate for this office. last february, i announced a plan that would bring our combat brigades out of iraq by redoubling our efforts to strengthen their security forces and support its government and people. that is what we have done. >> when dan harris past secretary gates if the war was worth it, secretary gates said it remains to be seen. was it worth it? >> no. >> charles? >> i am more humble and making a judgment. i go with secretary superdelegates who was there in many stages of the war. he says history will judge when the korean armistice was assigned. the majority of americans thought the war was not worth it. i think the judgment of history today is probably different and i think if iraq, if, if iraq to establishes a democracy and begins a trend of democratization, history will say it was. if it doesn't, history will sa
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
nearly 7.5 years after the united states invaded iraq. the american combat mission is ended he said and he kept his promise to the american people. >> this was my pleasure to the american people as a candidate for this office. last february, i announced a plan that would bring our combat brigade out of iraq while redoubling our efforts to strike in iraq's security forces and support the government and people. that is what we have done. >> went dan harris of abc news asked defense secretary gates about this, he said it remains to be seen. i will ask you a series of questions about the war. was it worth it? >> no. >> charles? >> i am a little more humble in making a judgment. i go with secretary superdelegates who was there in many stages of the war. he says history will judge when the korean armistice was signed for the majority of americans thought the war was not worth it. i think the judgment of history today is probably different and i think if iraq establishes a democracy that becomes an example for the rest of the middle east and begins a trend of democratization, history will
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
term intellectual disability throughout the united states code. in july of this year, new york governor paterson signed similar legislation joining 48 other states that have dropped the r word. democrats and republicans have co-sponsored and agreed that the time has come to end discrimination against individuals with intellectual disabilities. every day, millions of children and adults have difficulty with tasks such as problem solving, decision making and communications because of intellectual disabilities. these americans are often ridiculed, ignored or abused by their peers. sometimes they are referred to publicly by insulting terms and treated as second class citizens. in particular, the term mental retardation has acquired a negative meaning and is used intentionally and unintentionally to deride and humiliate many of our citizens. h.r. 4544 is aptly named for a great woman from my home state, elizabeth a. connelly. she was elected to the assembly as the first woman from my district to be elected to public office. when she retired in 2000, she became new york's longest ser
SFGTV2
Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
turns out if you look at the successful record of immigrants to the united states, whether skilled or unskilled, documented or undocumented, across the last 200 years and particularly in the last 25 years and with the great renaissance of data that we now have at our disposal to analyze more clearly the impact of all types of immigration from 1990 forward, we realize that immigrants, again, skilled and unskilled, lawful and undocumented, bring to the effort of community building and business building and economy building something that is moderately intangible for now. if we work at it for a few more years it will be tangible and we will be able to quantify part of it. it's something that represents itself in generational achievement both for those immigrants who arrive, who form small businesses at a rate which is disproportionately higher than native-born citizens, for their children that in turn achieve at a level that is higher on average than the children of native-born citizens, not to disparage those who come from the united states or come from long lines of families that come
SFGTV2
Sep 21, 2010 6:30pm PDT
those u.s. born workers in the united states from the 1990's to 2005 were better off because of the immigrant, both documented and undocumented, presence in the united states. their earnings were enhanced by about 2.7%. why? it's complicated and i'll send a link to the commission so you can look at the exciting charts and graphs and do that to your heart's desire. it comes down to a simple idea which is intuitive and you know it. the economy is not a fixed pie. when you expand the labor curve, a simple economist will say the price of labor goes down and we're all hurt. the more people that work here, the more people that are chasing jobs and we're all doomed. wrong. the expansion of the available labor force creates opportunities that did not exist before. you have innovation and entrepreneurialism that increases the actual size of small and medium-sized businesses. they consume and that expands the demand curve. you have a dynamic economy for 90% of u.s. born workers that enhances their wages. the other 9% got whacked up side the head with globalization and immigration and everythi
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2010 12:10pm EDT
become a more visible challenge to the united states in the last year. that is in large part thanks to its status as a weekly government country, one in which al qaeda is seeming to gain some momentum. the one response to this has been increased attention to yemen from the media, where we have seen all kinds of speculation about the future of yemen, including the possibility that yemen is poised to become the next afghanistan, a failed state. we have also seen an increased response from the u.s. government, which has made counter-terrorism one of the pits of its engagement with yemen and one of the central elements of its overall policy with yemen more broadly. whether counter-terrorism should be the pivot of u.s. policy in yemen and if it is, what kind of counter-terrorism policy is most appropriate? the country faces an extraordinary range of challenges and where by all accounts -- by many accounts, the number of al qaeda in the country remained relatively low art very important questions for u.s. policy-makers. the reason why the yemen working group at the u.s. institute of peace
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